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A Hidden Jewel. Backpacker Tourism: Understanding and Growing a Key Sector

Hampton, Mark P. (2013) A Hidden Jewel. Backpacker Tourism: Understanding and Growing a Key Sector. In: Tourism Talks: Inaugural Session, IRDA (Iskandar Regional Development Authority), 18 April 2013, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. (Unpublished) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

In many developing destinations backpacker tourism is often a hidden, but surprisingly important and fast-growing sector. This lecture from a leading international academic expert, presents recent research which shows the signifi?cant impacts of backpacker tourism and how this can drive local economic development.Backpackers and independent travellers are typically 'under the radar' of tourism policy makers, yet international research has shown this sector to have extensive and powerful economic linkages to many local businesses.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: Cathy Norman
Date Deposited: 09 May 2013 10:38 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 10:11 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/33873 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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